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Ikirenga Cultural Center is an oasis of knowledge

Ikirenga Cultural Center is an oasis of knowledge

I am writing this from the foot of Mount Muhabura in Burera District. I made it here through an off-road track meandering around the grandeur of those breathtaking hills I always write about.

I wasn’t familiar with the route I pursued but I had no problem getting to my destination whatsoever. Having set my eyes on Mount Muhabura, I didn’t need GPS or any other high-tech navigation tool. The towering Muhabura is an imposing landmark.

Historically, Mount Muhabura served as our forefathers’ ultimate landmark. This volcano used to lead their steps back home from the neighboring kingdoms. Muhabura was their guiding star. It directed the lost and revitalized the weary while solving dilemmas created by confusing crossroads.

Before I crossed into Burera, I toured Rulindo District. In Rulindo, I visited Ngoma, Rusiga, Mbogo, Tumba and Base sectors. While in Rusiga, I dropped by Ikirenga Cultural Center to deliver a book donated by Rusiga Highland Resort.

The book in question is titled Memories. It highlights my own domestic tourism experiences chronicled between 2017 and 2020. As I visit different parts of this beautiful country, I create memories I will cherish for the rest of my life. Good things are meant to be shared and this recollection is no exception.

Ikirenga Cultural Center is an oasis of knowledge. The center has put valuable resources at my disposal and made me acquainted with Rwanda’s rich historical and cultural heritage. Its library is set up for the benefit of the community. In the spirit of Christmas, Rusiga Highland Resort felt the need to give back to the community.

The author is an adventurer on a tour of all 30 districts and 416 sectors of Rwanda. Follow his awe-inspiring expeditions on Twitter @GeoExposure.

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